Toronto police said they have charged ten people who attended a gathering at a social club in North York on Friday night in violation of the limits imposed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Police said that on Friday at 8:45 p.m. ET, officials along with municipal licensing and standard regulations executed a search warrant at a social club in the Lawrence Avenue West and Marlee Avenue area.
Police found 10 people gathered at the scene, and they were accused of part 3 summons under the Reopening Ontario Act for violating the boundaries of gatherings. Toronto and the Peel Region are locked in the province, which prohibits indoor meetings with people outside the same household.
Police say they also seized 11 illegal slot machines they found at the scene.
The club’s 59-year-old owner was arrested and charged with holding a common gambling or betting house, with permission to use the site as a gambling or betting house, allowing a machine to be held for gambling or betting, with money or property for betting. and gambling offenses and possession of proceeds from offenses under $ 5,000.
He is scheduled to appear in court in January. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police.